- On July 19, the Company Announced FDA Approval of RELISTOR® Tablets, Triggering a $50 Million Milestone
- Ultra-Orphan Radiotherapeutic Candidate AZEDRA® Registrational Trial Topline Results Expected Between December 2016 and March 2017
- Licensed PSMA Antibody Technology to Bayer and Recognition of $5 Million in Upfront and Milestone Revenue
- Phase 3 Study Enrollment of PSMA-Targeted SPECT/CT Imaging Agent 1404 Ongoing
- Second Quarter 2016 RELISTOR Subcutaneous (SC) Net Sales of $15.9 Million
- On Track to Initiate Phase 2/3 Trial for PyLTM Imaging Agent and Phase 1 Trial For 1095 This Year
NEW YORK, Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGNX) today announced financial and business results for the second quarter 2016.
“The clear highlight in recent weeks was the approval of RELISTOR tablets, which triggered a $50 million milestone payment from our partner Valeant, strengthening our balance sheet as we prepare for a potential AZEDRA launch and continue to advance development of our prostate cancer pipeline,” said Mark Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Progenics. “Our cash, together with the potential to earn significant additional royalties and sales milestones from the RELISTOR franchise, puts us in a strong position to achieve multiple value-creating milestones. In particular, our ultra-orphan radiotherapeutic candidate AZEDRA represents a meaningful near-term commercialization opportunity for Progenics, and we are on track to announce registrational topline data later this year or in early 2017. We are also advancing development of our portfolio of prostate cancer imaging agents and therapeutics, which has the potential to significantly improve how we find, fight, and follow all stages of prostate cancer.”
Key Business Highlights
RELISTOR, treatment for opioid-induced constipation (partnered with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.)
- On July 19, the Company Announced that the FDA has approved RELISTOR tablets for the treatment of opioid induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain. The approval triggered a $50 million milestone payment on July 25 from Progenics’ partner, Valeant, as well as subsequent royalties and up to $200 million in sales milestones.
- RELISTOR SC Net Sales for the Second Quarter 2016 Total $15.9 Million. The second quarter 2016 sales, as reported to the Company by Valeant, translated to $2.4 million in royalty revenue for the second quarter of 2016.
AZEDRA, Ultra-orphan radiotherapeutic candidate
- AZEDRA Topline Results Expected Between December 2016 and March 2017. In late 2016 or early 2017, Progenics expects to report topline results from its ongoing registrational trial of AZEDRA. If the AZEDRA trial meets the endpoints of the SPA, the Company expects to submit an NDA to the FDA during the first half of 2017.
PSMA-Targeted Prostate Cancer Pipeline
- Granted an Exclusive License to Bayer for the Development and Commercialization of Therapeutic Antibodies Combining Progenics’ PSMA Antibody Technology with Bayer’s Targeted Thorium Conjugate Technology. Progenics recognized revenue of $5 million in the second quarter of 2016, constituting the $4 million upfront payment and the first pre-clinical development milestone of $1 million. Under terms of the agreement, the Company is entitled to up to an additional $48 million in potential clinical and regulatory development milestones, single digit royalties on net sales, and potential sales milestone payments up to an aggregate of $130 million.
- Enrollment in Pivotal Phase 3 Study of 1404 is Ongoing. The study will enroll up to 450 patients with newly-diagnosed or low-grade prostate cancer who are candidates for active surveillance. The Company’s plans for an interim analysis during the fourth quarter of 2016 to assess futility and evaluate the need for a sample size re-estimation remain unchanged.
- Presented Data from its PSMA-Targeted Prostate Cancer Imaging Programs at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego. The data highlighted the potential of the Company’s SPEC/CT imaging agent 1404 and PET/CT imaging agent PyL to detect prostate cancer.
- On-Track to Initiate Phase 2/3 Trial of PyL by Year-End. The study is designed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of PyL PET/CT imaging in patients with high risk and/or metastatic prostate cancer.
- Company Remains On-Track to Initiate a Phase 1 Trial of 1095 in the Fourth Quarter of 2016. The Phase 1 Study of 1095, a PSMA-Targeted Therapeutic for Metastatic Prostate Cancer, will be conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results
Net loss attributable to Progenics for the quarter was $5.6 million or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $11.7 million or $0.17 per diluted share in the 2015 period. Progenics ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $60.1 million, a decrease of $5.5 million in the quarter.
Second quarter revenue totaled $8.5 million, up from $1.9 million in 2015, reflecting RELISTOR royalty income of $2.4 million compared to $1.8 million in the 2015 period, based on net sales reported to Progenics by Valeant. The increase was primarily attributable to upfront and milestone revenue of $5 million under the Bayer license agreement.
Second quarter and year-to-date research and development expenses increased by $1.3 million and $3.9 million, respectively, compared to the prior year periods, resulting from higher clinical trial and contract manufacturing expenses for AZEDRA, 1404 and PyL, partially offset by lower expenses for PSMA ADC. Second quarter general and administrative expenses decreased by $0.5 million from the prior year period, primarily attributable to lower legal fees as the prior year included costs related to litigation with a former employee. Year-to-date general and administrative expenses increased by $1.6 million compared to prior year period, primarily resulting from higher depreciation expense as a result of a reduction in the remaining useful lives of our leasehold improvements at our Tarrytown, NY location, and higher compensation and consulting expenses. The Company also recorded a non-cash charge of $0.6 million in the second quarter related to an increase in the fair value estimate of the contingent consideration liability.
Conference Call and Webcast
Progenics will review second quarter financial results in a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET. To participate, please dial (877) 250-8889 (domestic) or (720) 545-0001 (international) and reference conference ID 53729266. A live webcast will be available in the Media Center of the Progenics website, www.progenics.com, and a replay will be available for two weeks.
- Financial Tables follow -
|PROGENICS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
|For the Three Months Ended|
|For the Six Months Ended|
|Research and development||7,988||6,718||17,137||13,207|
|General and administrative||5,599||6,127||11,416||9,852|
|Change in contingent consideration liability||600||800||800||1,100|
|Total operating expenses||14,187||13,645||29,353||24,159|
|Total other income||54||11||97||23|
|Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests||(19||)||-||(37||)||-|
|Net loss attributable to Progenics||$||(5,638||)||$||(11,697||)||$||(18,293||)||$||(21,951||)|
|Net loss per share attributable to Progenics - basic and diluted||$||(0.08||)||$||(0.17||)||$||(0.26||)||$||(0.32||)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted||69,947||69,647||69,947||69,642|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||60,146||$||74,103|
|Accounts receivable, net||3,563||3,543|
|Property and equipment, net||3,702||2,407|
|Intangible assets, net and goodwill||43,761||43,867|
|Acquisition-related contingent consideration liability||19,600||18,800|
|Deferred tax and other liabilities||11,337||12,061|
|Total Progenics stockholders’ equity||73,672||90,456|
|Total stockholders’ equity||73,838||90,661|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||118,204||$||131,251|
Progenics has exclusively licensed development and commercialization rights for its first commercial product, RELISTOR, to Valeant. RELISTOR Tablets (450 mg once daily) is approved in the United States for the treatment of OIC in patients with chronic non-cancer pain. RELISTOR Subcutaneous Injection (12 mg and 8 mg) is a treatment for opioid-induced constipation approved in the United States and worldwide for patients with advanced illness and chronic non-cancer pain.
Important Safety Information about RELISTOR
RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) Tablets is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected gastrointestinal obstruction and patients at increased risk of recurrent obstruction, due to the potential for gastrointestinal perforation.
Cases of gastrointestinal perforation have been reported in adult patients with OIC and advanced illness with conditions that may be associated with localized or diffuse reduction of structural integrity in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., peptic ulcer disease, Ogilvie's syndrome, diverticular disease, infiltrative gastrointestinal tract malignancies or peritoneal metastases). Take into account the overall risk-benefit profile when using RELISTOR in patients with these conditions or other conditions which might result in impaired integrity of the gastrointestinal tract wall (e.g., Crohn's disease). Monitor for the development of severe, persistent, or worsening abdominal pain; discontinue RELISTOR in patients who develop this symptom.
If severe or persistent diarrhea occurs during treatment, advise patients to discontinue therapy with RELISTOR and consult their healthcare provider.
Symptoms consistent with opioid withdrawal, including hyperhidrosis, chills, diarrhea, abdominal pain, anxiety, and yawning have occurred in patients treated with RELISTOR.
Patients having disruptions to the blood-brain barrier may be at increased risk for opioid withdrawal and/or reduced analgesia. Take into account the overall risk-benefit profile when using RELISTOR in such patients. Monitor for adequacy of analgesia and symptoms of opioid withdrawal in such patients.
Avoid concomitant use of RELISTOR with other opioid antagonists because of the potential for additive effects of opioid receptor antagonism and increased risk of opioid withdrawal.
The most common adverse reactions (≥ 12%) in adult patients with opioid-induced constipation and chronic non-cancer pain receiving RELISTOR tablets were abdominal pain, diarrhea, headaches, abdominal distention, hyperhidrosis, anxiety, muscle spasms, rhinorrhea, and chills. Adverse reactions of abdominal pain, diarrhea, hyperhidrosis, anxiety, rhinorrhea, and chills may reflect symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing innovative medicines and other products for targeting and treating cancer, with a pipeline that includes several product candidates in later-stage clinical development. These products in development include therapeutic agents designed to precisely target cancer (AZEDRA® and 1095), and PSMA-targeted imaging agents for prostate cancer (1404 and PyLTM) intended to enable clinicians and patients to accurately visualize and manage their disease. Progenics recently entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Bayer AG granting Bayer exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize products using our PSMA antibody technology in combination with alpha-emitting radionuclides. In addition, in late 2015 Progenics acquired EXINI Diagnostics AB, a leader in the development of advanced artificial intelligence-based imaging analysis tools and solutions for medical decision support. The acquisition of EXINI complements Progenics' strategy to support its imaging and therapeutic agents with sophisticated analytical tools and other technologies to help physicians and patients visualize, understand, target and treat cancer. Progenics' first commercial product, RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) for opioid-induced constipation, is partnered with and marketed by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Additional information on Progenics is available at http://www.progenics.com.
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